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Deforestation problem is leather’s weak link

On April 14 the Rainforest Foundation Norway published a report “Driving deforestation: The European automotive industry’s contribution to deforestation in Brazil”, in which it accuses carmakers and Groupe Renault of contributing to deforestation of the Amazon rainforest by sourcing leather from Brazilian tanners.

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Talking Point

This month’s key industry players answer the question: How can we encourage younger generations to buy garments, leather goods and footwear made with leather?

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Indian leather sector looks to return to growth

PR Aqeel Ahmed, Chairman, India Council for Leather Exports (CLE), says he expects the Indian leather and leather products industries will grow by around 5% in 2020 after exports fell in value terms in the last fiscal year. Ahmed was speaking during the first full day of the 35th India International Leather Fair (IILF) in Chennai on February 1.

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Male domination in the leather industry

I was reading a recent article by Esha Chhabra in Forbes magazine about an Australian leather handbag company. It was one of those initially annoying articles where a clever bit of PR is dressed up as something new, promoting this particular range of handbags as ethical because the production is small and the tannery has an effluent plant. 


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